Can Man Dan helping Edmonton’s Food Bank again

Edmonton's Can Man Dan camps outside for a 5th consecutive year to raise money and donations for the Food Bank, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Geoff Stickle, Global News

EDMONTON- Local anti-poverty activist Dan Johnstone, also known as “Can Man Dan,” has done it again.

After a four-day campout collecting money and donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank, Johnstone raised over $3,000 and nearly 23,000 pounds of food.

“Can Man Dan” did not reach his goal this year. He blames the slower economy that’s left a lot of Albertans struggling this time of year.

“I could not be happier with the results of my first campout,” Johnstone said. “These numbers signify a united and caring community, and I am so proud of what Edmontonians accomplished over the past four days.”

This is the fifth year Edmontonians have helped support Johnstone’s initiative.

“Can Man Dan” is continuing his campout in support of Alberta’s Food Banks Tuesday in Fort McMurray and Lethbridge later this month.

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He’ll be back in Edmonton for a fourth and final campout on Dec. 22.

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